Has the world become more dangerous?
An overwhelming majority (86%) of respondents in 25 countries around the world agree that over the last year the world became more dangerous. Since October 2016, the number of those who agree increased most notably in Brazil (95%, +14 pts.), South Korea (94%, +10 pts.), Germany (90%, +8 pts.) and Australia (89%, +8 pts.). Respondents in Russia (78%, -7 pts.), France (81%, -6 pts.) and Hungary (85%, -5 pts.) view the world as a less dangerous place now compared to 2016.
Decline of the world affairs influencers
Majority of respondents around the world put Canada (81%) at the top of the list of countries and organisations that have positive influence on world affairs today. While Canada's positive influence score remains the same since 2016, all other countries and organisations experience a decline since last sounding*, most notably the United States (40%, - 24 pts.), France (59%, -12 pts.), Russia (35%, -11 pts.) and United Nations (64%, - 9pts.).